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Livanta secures partnerships for Medicare help hotline (access required)

A contractor based in Annapolis Junction is partnering with 2-1-1 help line agencies in its service areas to make sure Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers are referred to its own helpline that it operates as part of a contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Saiontz & Kirk pays $90K to settle Medicare repayment claims (access required)

Baltimore-based law firm Saiontz & Kirk P.A. paid more than $90,000 to the federal government to settle allegations that it failed to reimburse Medicare for conditional payments made on behalf of clients. The settlement, announced Monday by the U.S. Attorney’s ...

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Md. board considers charging private insurers more for uncompensated health care (access required)

Maryland’s hospital rate-setting board will consider the unprecedented step of asking the state’s private insurers to pay more to account for uncompensated care at the state’s hospitals, a reflection of more unpaid bills from patients facing growing out-of-pocket costs through their private insurance company.

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Md. hospitals shared $16.5M in Medicare billing settlement (access required)

A group of Maryland hospitals shared $16.5 million as part of a settlement last year to resolve thousands of longstanding Medicare billing disputes, according to data newly released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. MedStar Union Memorial Hospital received ...

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Frederick whistleblower receives $2.2M reward in medical-device settlement (access required)

A Frederick sales agent-turned-whistleblower will receive $2.2 million after alleging to federal agents that his former employer, NuVasive Inc., was marketing unapproved uses for its spinal-treatment device and improperly inducing doctors to treat patients with it at several Maryland hospitals, including Johns Hopkins and Montgomery General.

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Md. among states with most top-rated home health agencies (access required)

The federal government last week  released a new five-star rating system for home health agencies, hoping to bring clarity to a fast-growing but fragmented corner of the medical industry where it’s often difficult to distinguish good from bad. Medicare applied ...

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